Die Lügen der Sieger

Die Lügen der Sieger

Deutschland / Frankreich 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Lies of The Victors

Fabian Groys, a renowned journalist for a political news magazine, enjoys great freedom since the stories he uncovers make for good sales. When he is saddled with an intern, he reacts sulkily, but after losing his hot story about questionable army policy towards injured veterans, he switches to a gory zoo story that he’d actually meant to leave to the intern. But there seems to be more behind the suicide of a man who had himself torn to shreds by a lion. Signs proliferate indicating that the two stories are interlinked. Is it pure coincidence, or is Groys the victim of nebulous figures who are skillfully feeding him information? Is he still an independent investigative journalist or has he long since been made into a puppet captured in the sticky threads of a web, spun by forces unknown? And if this is the case, how can Groys regain his independence if he is battling an opponent who never steps out of the shadows?

Christoph Hochhäusler's political thriller shines a light to the topical issue of power, lobbyism and the manipulation of the media. "The Lies of The Victors" untangles a cunning web involving indiscretion, the spreading of half-truths, the hunt for a big scandal, and the, at times, dubious methods of lobbyists. Hochhäusler takes a look behind the scenes revealing how offstage players influence and control political and journalistic processes.

Source: German Film Service & Marketing GmbH



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Credits

Director:Christoph Hochhäusler
Screenplay:Ulrich Peltzer, Christoph Hochhäusler
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Editing:Stefan Stabenow
Music:Benedikt Schiefer
  
Cast: 
Florian David FitzFabian Groys
Lilith StangenbergNadja Koltes
Horst KotterbaHannes Hubach
Ursina LardiKarina von May
Maya BotheMonika Karen
Arved BirnbaumCarlo Bühler
Jakob DiehlSchütte
Cornelius SchwalmGünther
Karl FischerDellbrück
Tilo WernerJoker
Gottfried BreitfussNailly
Volker RanischGassen
Irina PotapenkoFrau Kodolski / Frau Kasten
  
Production company:Heimatfilm GmbH + Co KG (Köln)
Producer:Bettina Brokemper

All Credits

Director:Christoph Hochhäusler
Assistant director:Friedemann Roll
Screenplay:Ulrich Peltzer, Christoph Hochhäusler
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Assistant camera:Rupert Scheele
Still photography:Martin Menke
Lighting design:Georg Nonnenmacher
Key grip:Kenneth Cornils
Production design:Renate Schmaderer
Property master:Wolfram Krabiell
Stand-by props:Charlotte Ann-Marie Rolfes
Make-up artist:Antje Bockeloh
Costume design:Peri De Bragança
Editing:Stefan Stabenow
Sound:Jörg Kidrowski
Sound assistant:Marko Vinokic
Audio mixing:Hervé Buirette
Casting:Ulrike Müller
Music:Benedikt Schiefer
  
Cast: 
Florian David FitzFabian Groys
Lilith StangenbergNadja Koltes
Horst KotterbaHannes Hubach
Ursina LardiKarina von May
Maya BotheMonika Karen
Arved BirnbaumCarlo Bühler
Jakob DiehlSchütte
Cornelius SchwalmGünther
Karl FischerDellbrück
Tilo WernerJoker
Gottfried BreitfussNailly
Volker RanischGassen
Irina PotapenkoFrau Kodolski / Frau Kasten
  
Production company:Heimatfilm GmbH + Co KG (Köln)
in co-production with:MACT Productions S.A. (Paris)
in association with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Arte France Cinéma (Paris)
Producer:Bettina Brokemper
Co-Producer:Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Producer (TV):Michael André (WDR), Gebhard Henke (WDR), Frank Tönsmann (WDR), Birgit Kämper (Arte), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Line producer:Sascha Verhey
Unit production manager:Edgar Cox
Location manager:Laura Einmahl, Ali-Reza Bahar (Motiv)
Post-production:Niko Remus
Shoot:18.07.2013-06.09.2013: Köln, Ruhrgebiet, Berlin
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris)
Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.01.2015, 149525, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 10.2014, Rom, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.10.2014, Hof, Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 18.06.2015

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Lügen der Sieger
Arbeitstitel (DE) Lichtjahre

Versions

Original

Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.01.2015, 149525, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 10.2014, Rom, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.10.2014, Hof, Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 18.06.2015